Inova offers a wide range of damper testing systems for characterisation testing and durability testing of dampers and struts. From standard machines to high speed testing with or without side load.
For motorcycles, cars, trucks and railway applications.
The demand for comfort and reliability of cars, trucks, motorcycles and trains is continually on the rise. The vehicle suspension system plays a very important role in this. Apart from external loads, there are new active components today. To investigate all of these aspects, it is necessary to prepare for many different types of tests now and anticipate changes and variations in the future.
Inova has more than 30 years experience in designing and manufacturing state of the art servo hydraulic damper test machines. This includes mono tube dampers, twin tube dampers, cabin suspension, yaw dampers, etc. There are also Inova systems available for testing rotary dampers and air spring damper elements.
We are also able to adapt the CAN Bus application inside a testing system to simulate the electrical communications with the vehicle's ECUs and generate the messages for the damper ECU from the test sequence.
Railway dampers are ofted mounted in a horizontal or tilted position. The internal design of these dampers also requires testing in service position.
For that application Inova developed a damper testing machine with a load frame that is adjustable to any position between 0° and 90° deg.
Damper durability test rig for durability testing of multiple dampers with application of a side load at the dampers bearings.
For this durability test rig there are a lot of options like damper cooling jackets, temperature monitoring, piston rotation devices and many more available. Please ask us about your requirements.